Seismic activity

Very strong and shallow M7.1 earthquake hits north of Ascension Island

A very strong and shallow earthquake registered by the USGS as M7.1 hit north of Ascension Island, central Atlantic Ocean at 04:29 UTC on August 29, 2016. The agency is reporting a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles). EMSC is reporting Mw7.1 at a depth of 18 km (11.2 miles)....

August 29, 2016

Very strong M6.8 earthquake hits Myanmar

A very strong earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.8 hit Myanmar at 10:34 UTC on August 24, 2016. The agency is reporting a depth of 84.1 km (52.2 miles). 2 deaths occured in the Yenangyaung township, and 2 in the Pakokku township. The epicenter was located 25 km...

August 24, 2016

Extremely dangerous M6.2 earthquake hits central Italy, massive damage, numerous aftershocks

A severe earthquake registered by the EMSC as M6.2 hit central Italy at 01:36 UTC on August 24, 2016. The agency is reporting a depth of 4 km (2.48 miles). USGS is reporting M6.2 at a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles). The tremors lasted for about 20-30 seconds,...

August 24, 2016

Deep M6.0 earthquake hits off the coast of Palau Flores, Indonesia

A very deep earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.0 hit near Nebe, Palau Flores, Indonesia at 19:39 UTC on August 23, 2016. The agency is reporting a depth of 528.2 km (328.2 miles). Geoscience Australia is reporting Mwp6.0 at a depth of 465 km (289 miles)....

August 23, 2016

Strong and shallow M6.4 earthquake hits near South Georgia island, South Atlantic Ocean

A strong and shallow earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.4 hit east of South Georgia island, South Atlantic Ocean at 03:45 UTC on August 21, 2016. The agency is reporting a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles). This is the 24th moderate to strong earthquake in this region...

August 21, 2016

Shallow M5.9 earthquake hits off the east coast of Honshu, Japan

A shallow earthquake registered by the JMA as M5.9 hit off the east coast of Honshu, Japan at 15:58 UTC on August 20, 2016. The agency is reporting a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles). USGS registered it as M6.0 at the same depth. According to the USGS, this is the sixth...

August 20, 2016

Shallow M6.0 earthquake hits off the east coast of Honshu, Japan

A shallow earthquake registered by the Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA) as M6.0 hit off the east coast of Honshu, Japan at 09:01 UTC on August 20, 2016. The agency is reporting a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles). USGS is reporting the same magnitude and depth. According...

August 20, 2016

Very strong and shallow M7.4 earthquake hits South Georgia island region

A very strong and shallow earthquake registered by the USGS as M7.4 hit South Georgia island region at 07:32 UTC on August 19, 2016. The agency is reporting a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles). The epicenter was located about 261 km (162 miles) W of South Georgia, 293 km...

August 19, 2016

Shallow M5.8 earthquake shakes Queensland, the strongest in 20 years, Australia

A shallow earthquake registered by the Geoscience Australia as Mwp5.8 hit near the coast of Queensland, Australia at 04:30 UTC on August 18, 2016 (14:30 local time). The agency is reporting a depth of 0 km. USGS registered it as Mb5.7 at a depth of 7.8 km (4.8...

August 18, 2016

Deadly M5.4 earthquake hits southern Peru

A shallow earthquake registered by the USGS as M5.4 hit southern Peru at 02:58 UTC on August 15, 2016, killing at least 8 people. The quake hit near the town of Chivay, Colca Valley at a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles). More than 80 houses were severely damaged. ...

August 15, 2016

M6.1 earthquake at intermediate depth hits south of the Fiji Islands

A strong earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.1 hit south of the Fiji Islands at 03:29 UTC on August 12, 2016. The agency is reporting a depth of 75 km (46.6 miles). The epicenter was located 476.5 km (296.1 miles) SSW of Ohonua (population: 1 241), Tonga, 485.5...

August 12, 2016

Strong and shallow M7.2 earthquake hit southeast of the Loyalty Islands, New Caledonia

A strong and shallow earthquake registered by the USGS as M7.2 hit southeast of the Loyalty Islands, New Caledonia at 01:24 UTC on August 12, 2016. The agency is reporting a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles). Geoscience Australia is reporting Mwp7.3 at a depth of 0 km....

August 12, 2016

Strong and deep M6.3 earthquake hits near Iwo Jima, Japan

A strong and deep earthquake registered by the JMA as M6.3 hit near the island of Iwo Jima, Japan at 16:24 UTC on August 4, 2016. The agency is reporting a depth of 530 km (329 miles). USGS is reporting M6.2 at a depth of 516.7 km (321 km). According to the USGS,...

August 04, 2016

Strong M6.1 earthquake at intermediate depth hits Jujuy, Argentina

A strong earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.1 hit Jujuy, Argentina at 14:15 UTC on August 4, 2016. The agency reported a depth of 254 km (158 miles). According to the USGS, the epicenter was located 48.6 km (30.2 miles) WSW of La Quiaca (Population: 14 751),...

August 04, 2016

Shallow M6.1 earthquake hits South Indian Ocean

A strong and shallow earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.1 hit South Indian Ocean at 07:42 UTC on August 1, 2016. The agency is reporting a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles). EMSC is reporting mb6.1 at a depth of 60 km (37.3 miles). According to the USGS, the epicenter...

August 01, 2016

Very strong M7.7 earthquake at intermediate depth hits Northern Mariana Islands

A very strong earthquake registered by the USGS as M7.7 hit Northern Mariana Islands at 21:18 UTC on July 29, 2016. The agency is reporting a depth of 212.4 km (132 miles). Geoscience Australia is reporting Mwp7.9 at a depth of 200 km (124 miles). According to the...

July 29, 2016

Shallow M6.0 earthquake hits off the coast of Aisen, Chile

A shallow earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.0 hit off the coast of Aisen, Chile at 01:25 UTC on July 27, 2016. The agency is reporting a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles). CSN Chile is reporting Mw6.0 at a depth of 14.6 km (9 miles). According to the USGS, the...

July 27, 2016